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October 4, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal investigator testified Wednesday that a defendant in the record cocaine seizure in Sylmar said the operation was linked to a deep-rooted drug organization in the border cities of El Paso and Juarez with tentacles that included a corrupt American border guard.
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April 26, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of a drug-trafficking ring that amassed a record amount of cocaine in a Sylmar warehouse was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison by a federal judge, who declared that the enormity of the crime justified a term more than double the length recommended by probation authorities. Before the sentence was pronounced in Los Angeles by U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr., the convicted defendant, Jose Ignacio Monroy, 38, of Mexico City, wept and pleaded for mercy.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A member of a drug-trafficking ring that amassed a record amount of cocaine in a Sylmar warehouse was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison by a federal judge, who declared that the enormity of the crime justified a term more than double the length recommended by probation authorities. Before the sentence was pronounced in Los Angeles by U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr., the convicted defendant, Jose Ignacio Monroy, 38, of Mexico City, wept and pleaded for mercy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal investigator testified Wednesday that a defendant in the record cocaine seizure in Sylmar said the operation was linked to a deep-rooted drug organization in the border cities of El Paso and Juarez with tentacles that included a corrupt American border guard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 1989
Seven men arrested in connection with the record 21.4-ton cocaine seizure in a raid of a Sylmar warehouse pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to an indictment charging them with conspiracy and possession with intent to deliver cocaine. Judge Terry J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who managed the Sylmar warehouse where authorities made the largest cocaine bust in history two years ago was sentenced Monday to life without parole. U. S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. told James Romero McTague that he was guilty of "one of the most horrendous crimes that has ever been committed against the American people." McTague, 43, was one of seven people arrested in September, 1989, after the discovery of 21.4 tons of cocaine stacked in boxes in the warehouse.
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October 25, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bush Administration's war on drugs is pressuring prosecutors to gain convictions at any cost against six men arrested in connection with the record cocaine seizure at a Sylmar warehouse, defense attorneys charged in final arguments as the case went to the jury Wednesday. "There is a drug war going on in this country," attorney Marlene Gerdts told jurors in federal court in Los Angeles. "There is pressure put on prosecutors . . . to get a conviction. . . .
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October 30, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Six men arrested after authorities shut down a warehouse where a record 21 tons of cocaine was seized pleaded innocent to drug charges before a federal magistrate today. The six were arrested after authorities raided the warehouse in the suburban Sylmar area Sept. 28 and seized the cocaine, the largest such confiscation in world history. They appeared for arraignment before U.S. Magistrate John R. Kronenberg.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1991 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who managed the Sylmar warehouse where authorities made the largest cocaine bust in history two years ago was sentenced to life without parole Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. told James Romero McTague that he was guilty of "one of the most horrendous crimes that has ever been committed against the American people." McTague, 43, was one of seven people arrested in September, 1989, after the discovery of 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1991 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Mexican customs official, whom prosecutors called "the patriarch" of a drug trafficking ring broken with the seizure of a record 21.4 tons of cocaine in a San Fernando Valley warehouse, was sentenced Monday in Los Angeles federal court to life in prison without parole . "This is a case that cries out for the maximum sentence," U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. said in imposing the prison term on Carlos Tapia-Ponce. "Society must be protected as best it can."
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September 20, 1990 | RONALD L. SOBLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal prosecutor disclosed Wednesday that a Sylmar warehouse which was the site a year ago of the country's biggest drug bust--21.4 tons of cocaine--was a conduit for 77 tons of cocaine in a three-month period before the seizure. Assistant U.S. Atty. James P. Walsh Jr., in opening remarks at the federal court trial of six alleged drug smugglers, called the seizure an "epic case" of law enforcement cracking a drug distribution ring of mammoth proportions. "These six men . . .
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